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Trumaine Johnson Contract Details With Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 08: Trumaine Johnson #22 of the New York Jets looks on from the sideline during a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 08, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets pushed all the chips to the center of the table to bring in former Los Angeles Rams corner Trumaine Johnson to solidify this secondary. While he did earn quite the lucrative deal, he hasn't backed up those numbers with the requisite production.

For starters, he still hasn't entered the team's Monday Night Football matchup with the Browns.

Trumaine Johnson Contract Details

In 2018, Johnson signed a five-year, $72.5 million contract with a $20 million signing bonus and $45 million in total guarantees, with $34 million guaranteed at signing.

His base salary this year is $8 million, but he will get a pay bump each of the next three years -- the number will increase to $11 million, $13 million, and $14.5 million.

Johnson's cap hit this season is $12 million, and that number will raise to $15 million, $17 million, and $18.5 million over the next three seasons.

If the Jets want to cut ties with him, they have an out after the 2021 season that would leave them with only $8 million in dead cap.

The way he has been playing so far, it appears the situation is headed that way.